This is a really well done creature feature/comedy which thoroughly deserves to be a wide success. Set in Norway, in Norwegian with English subtitles, it is quirky, funny, scary and generally a good evening's entertainment.
The film is done in a documentary style. A group of students go off with a camera to track down someone they believe to be an unlicensed bear hunter. When they do find him the truth is much weirder, and soon they are drawn into the Hunter's world as he goes around Norway trying to keep the country's secret troll infestation under control.
The film has a very dry, deadpan style that makes it stand out from other comedies. Especially the Troll Hunter himself, who describes the most bizarre things with such matter-of-factness that it is difficult to doubt what he says is true. Despite the film being in Norwegian with English subtitles it is clear that the actor playing him has some real comic timing. It's not a laugh a minute film, but it definitely has a sense of humour to it.
The all important trolls are well realised, and the interaction between the cast and the CGI constructs surprisingly well done and effective. The build up to the first big `reveal' is suspenseful, and even though from the title of the film we know what to expect, the first troll on screen is still quite a shock. The way in which widely known troll lore (three billy goats gruff for example) is worked into the film is very well done, and you almost feel at times that this world that has been constructed could almost be real.
This is a great evening's entertainment, a film well worth getting. For stars.